Ichiro makes an a-Mays-ing catch
It’s only Spring Training, but the catch Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki pulled off in the second inning on Tuesday had mid-season highlight-reel written all over it.
With one out and a runner on third base, Angels catcher Jeff Mathis hit a ball that was destined to be an extra-base hit. But Ichiro sprinted back and, with his back to the infield, he reached up, snagged the ball and took a header on the warning track.
First-base umpire Scott Barry raised his right arm, signaling that the catch was made and Ichiro received a loud ovation from the crowd at Peoria Stadium.
Ichiro has won a Gold Glove in each of his nine seasons in the Major Leagues and this might has to rank as one of the best catches he’s made.
— Jim Street